Good evening friends~ Have you noticed what day it is? It's December 4th, and that means Christmas is just around the corner!
It also means that Jordan, my youngest son, will be coming home for the holidays soon; ten more days to be exact! I can't wait to see him!
You see, Jordan is away at university studying for his PhD in Math, and he only gets home at Christmastime. It has been a whole year since his Dad and I have seen him.
So, I'm making lots of preparations; a list of his favourite meals and desserts, and getting the guest room ready. The doll dressed in blue and the pretty birdhouses will all be put away to make room for my son.
Jordan is looking forward to seeing his oldest brother and his family too. My oldest son and his family live about five minutes from here. There will be lots of excitement when the three little nephews see their Uncle Jordan again!
Less than a month from today, my hubby and I are flying out to Vancouver to visit my middle son and his family. I haven't seen them since last February and my youngest grandson is walking now, and doing all the cute little boy things that baby boys do. I have much to look forward to. It's going to be a very busy, but joyous time of celebration!
I have much to be thankful for!
In the midst of all this busyness and preparation, I make sure I make time to ponder the reason why we celebrate this beautiful season, our Saviour Jesus, who came into this world to make a way for us to spend eternity with Him. We owe Him thanks for this beautiful season which we are celebrating. If it hadn't been for His coming, there would be no Christmas! Think about that! No Christmas, no Christmas carols, no Christmas decorations...
I thank Him for all this beauty He has brought us. I thank Him for my wonderful family, and for His coming to us over two thousand years ago.
I also look forward to Him coming again. Next time it won't be as a Holy Child, it will be as King of Kings and Lord of Lords! That will be a celebration to end all celebrations!
Celebrating Christmas in my heart, all year round~ Sandi